Chili-heads will try and find their fix any way they can, whether it's finding the hottest curry, the most incendiary wings, or dousing all their food with sriracha or Tabasco. Now, heat-seekers can look to a number of cocktails to help satisfy their craving.
They say "where there's smoke, there's fire." And that's certainly the case for many spicy cocktails, which often feature smoky mezcal, though its more genteel cousin, tequila, is also very popular. The strong, earthy spirits are intense enough to match even the highest Scoville-unit peppers.
Another common factor among many spicy cocktails is the use of tropical fruits like passionfruit, pineapple, mango, and lime to tame the fire of peppers and complement some of their naturally fruity characteristics.Read More